Marshall University (Thundering Herd) at Virginia Tech (Hokies).
Lane Stadium, Worsham Field, Blacksburg, VA.
Final score: Virginia Tech 29, Marshall 21.
Virginia Tech overcame a spotty offensive performance and the absence of starting kicker Cody Journell, not to mention Marshall quarterback Rakeem Cato, downing the Herd 29-21 in triple overtime in pouring rain.
Regulation ended with the score 21-21, and neither team scored in the first two overtimes. In the third overtime, Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas bulled up the middle for a 2-yard TD run on first down, then ran up the middle for the two-point conversion to put the Hokies up 29-21.